Sancerre is famous because of the great dry white wines. This wine region is situated at the borders of the Loire river. This area is well known because of the fresh high quality wines made of Sauvignon Blanc grapes. This is not the easiest grape but in Sancerre farmers are able to produce wines in a unique way. In every serious restaurant Sancerre is on the winecart. Besides the white wines there are also red wines made from Pinot Noir.
Sancerre is a France wineregion or as the French say Appellation d’origine contrôlée. It is situated east from the Loire river. The name of the apellation is the same of the little municipalty in the department Cher. The ancient village in located on a hill surrounded with vineyards. The AOC origins from 1936 en includes only wines made of Sauvignon Blanc. Since 1959 are red en rose wines made of Pinot Noir also included.
Smell, color and taste
Sancerre is famous because of the great wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are fresh, straight en dry. The nose contains floral aroma’s of acacia, jasmin en young white fruit. White Sancerre paires really good with fish, goat cheese (from te region) and of course foie gras. Red Sancerre is a stronger and heavier wine with tones of cherry. These wines paires better with white meat like rabbit and birds.